• Short Summary

    EXPERTS FROM ALL OVER AFRICA MET ON MONDAY ( 9 OCT ) TO SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT THE MASSIVE HUMAN AND FINANCIAL PROBLEMS POSED BY MORE THAN ONE MILLION AFRICANS WHO HAVE FLED THEIR COUNTRIES IN RECENT YEARS.

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    EXPERTS FROM ALL OVER AFRICA MET ON MONDAY ( 9 OCT ) TO SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT THE MASSIVE HUMAN AND FINANCIAL PROBLEMS POSED BY MORE THAN ONE MILLION AFRICANS WHO HAVE FLED THEIR COUNTRIES IN RECENT YEARS.

    FOR NINE DAYS THEY WILL DISCUSS WHAT PARTS CAN BE PLAYED BY GOVERNMENTS, INTER-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS AND OTHER RELIEF BODIES IN TRYING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OR AT LEAST IMPROVE THE REFUGEE'S SITUATION.

    SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE ON MONDAY M. DIALLO TELLI, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY, SAID THE CONFERENCE MUST FIND WAYS OF RESTORING TO THE REFUGEES "THEIR LEGITIMATE RIGHT TO A NORMAL AND DIGNIFIED EXISTENCE."
    THE REFUGEES LIVE MAINLY IN THE EASTERN PART OF AFRICA. THE UNITED NATION'S ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA (ECA) HAS ESTIMATED THEIR NUMBER AT A MINIMUM OF 770,000. ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY SOURCES TALK OF MORE THAN A MILLION.

    THEY INCLUDE MORE THAN 300,000 FROM PORTUGUESE ANGOLA NOW LIVING IN NEIGHBOURING CONGO-KINSHABA AND ZAMBIA -- SOME 160,000 FROM RWANDA LIVING IN NEIGHBOURING BURUNDI, THE CONGO, TANZANIA AND UGANDA--AND ABOUT 115,000 WHO FLED FROM SOUTHERN SUDAH DURING THE RECENT BITTER FIGHTING BETWEEN THE MAINLY MOSLEM ARAB NORTHENEERS AND THE NON-MOSLEM NEGROID SOUTHERNERS.

    UNTIL NOW THE MAIN BURDEN OF THE REFUGEES HAS BEEN BORN BY THE MOST COUNTRIES, BUT ONE OF THE PURPOSE OF THE CONFERENCE IS SEE HOW THE BURDEN CAN BE SHARED MORE EQUALLY.

    THE CONFERENCE HAS BEEN JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA. THE ORGANISATION FOR AFRICA UNITY. THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES AND THE DAG HANNARSKJOLD MEMORIAL FOUNDATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2TDXITGGEK01VV68I16YNPT1Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA2TDXITGGEK01VV68I16YNPT1Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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